The debate about the role of central government in reviving deprived places is stuck. The real issue isn’t more or less government, but where and what type, argues John P. Houghton.
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The premise of Responsible Reform based on the current political and economic reality (‘austerity is the new normal’) and on the findings of Open for All? is this: 'The Big State failed to create resilient communities, the Small State is destroying what remains.'
You see for the right people, who do the right thing; social entrepreneurship is never for personal profit. You know that because of the choice they have made to ignore more lucrative corporate work to focus on doing what they do.
Although Northern Ireland is in many ways a unique case, the idea of bringing communities together through regeneration has much wider application.
Why ‘sustainable urbanisation’ is an impossible dream unless local governance is wedded to better global stewardship
Currently, the UK has no plan, no strategy and no ideas about how policy should support places where economic growth can be difficult, and sometimes darn-near impossible, other than to say that they should try and grow.
In our latest article on the UK’s ageing population, Simon Hobbs and Alan Hatton-Yeo argue that if we are to harness the potential of older people we need to recognise individuality and encourage a voice and real influence
Bristol is to launch its own currency in May, imaginatively named the Bristol Pound or the £B.
There are many potential uses for former shops including office space, residential, community facilities and so on. It doesn’t have to be solely about retail space. We need to get all stakeholders including landlords and local authorities thinking about this and creating new opportunities for re-imagining the high street.
The time for silly caricatures must pass. The public sector is not in the main bureaucratic, whilst the private sector are not ‘greedy’. The idea that business was fettered by public policy was silly. All businesses and the wider economy need public sector inputs.